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Shawl

ca. 1855 (made)
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Place Of Origin

Shawl or table cover, woven Kashmir wool, embroidered all over with silk thread, the ground is green and the added borders have a red ground, coloured fringes have been attached. Circular green embroidered motif in centre. The embroidery represents a large number of human figures and animals, and uses a wide variety of stitches.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Woven and embroidered wool
Brief Description
Textile, shawl or table cover, woven wool embroidered with silk, Kashmir, ca. 1855
Physical Description
Shawl or table cover, woven Kashmir wool, embroidered all over with silk thread, the ground is green and the added borders have a red ground, coloured fringes have been attached. Circular green embroidered motif in centre. The embroidery represents a large number of human figures and animals, and uses a wide variety of stitches.
Dimensions
  • Including fringe length: 191cm
  • Width: 172cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [ROOM 8. Case 44.] '0809. SHAWL. Green ground, embroidered; Cashmere. 3,503'. Slip book entry 3503: 'Cashmere Table Cover or Shawl / Cashmere / 55 / Emb'd with Silk in Figures Animals &c upon a green ground / Needle Embroidery'
Historical context
Intended for use as a garment.
Subjects depicted
Other Number
3503 - India Museum Slip Book
Collection
Accession Number
0809(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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